IFTA, The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced that ‘Kings’ starring Colm Meaney, Donal O’Kelly and Brendan Conroy has been officially selected by an independent IFTA jury for submission to the 80th Academy Award(S)®, for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category. This is the first time that an Irish language film is being submitted from Ireland for this category.
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"Kings" was produced by Newgrange Pictures and goes on release in Ireland on September 21.
thumps up ! from Germany
Fantastic - good luck to everyone involved. If you hear about any screenings in London, please could you flag them up. I'd love to see this film - my dad came over from Mayo aged 16 to shovel shit.
Nice one. Well done to all involved.
So I guess this means you can speak Gaelic then Danny? Unless they sent translations to you? That's not as out there as it sounds - I've script edited for a German guy and a Flemish girl in English which they duly changed later. But if you could speak Gaelic I would really love to know 'cos I need to know a few phrases...
Naw, my Irish is really poor, I'm ashamed to say. I was working on an English version of the script. I do have some basic phrases and a 'Learn Irish' tape, so maybe I could be of some help, y'never know, just drop me an email or wotevah. Slán abhaile.
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